Local Interest - Caerphilly

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly - Kings Day at Llancaiach Fawr

Kings Day at Llancaiach Fawr

Caerphilly - Sirhowy Country Park

Sirhowy Country Park

Caerphilly - The Big Cheese Festival

Big Cheese Festival

Caerphilly - The Winding House Museum

Winding House Museum


Caerphilly or Caerffili is a town in South Wales, located at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley. The town gives its name to Caerphilly cheese, which originated in the area. Caerphilly is home to, Caerphilly Castle, Proudly standing on a 30-acre site; it is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Boasting a tower which 'out leans' that of Pisa, the castle also receives visits from the infamous ghost of the Green Lady.

Caerphilly is featured in the Sex Pistols documentary The Filth and the Fury. Protests and a prayer meeting were held outside the Castle Cinema on the evening of 14 December 1976, when the Pistols were playing a concert there. However, at this point in time, Caerphilly was one of the few councils that would allow the group to perform (Leeds and Manchester being the others).

Caerphilly is the birthplace of, for those old enough to remember, Tommy Cooper and his catchphrase 'Just like that'. Many of you will remember those who made or are still making their mark in sport, from boxing Joe Calzaghe, snooker's Darren Morgan to rugby's Steve Fenwick and Alun Pask. The county borough has also produced a number of musical heroes including the Manic Street Preachers, Julian Cope, Steve Strange and Ricky Valance, the first artist in Wales to have a number one hit, Tell Laura I Love Her, which sold over a million copies in 1960.

Places to Visit

  • Blackwood Miners Institute
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Cwmcarn Forest
  • Llancaiach Fawr
  • The Winding House Museum
  • Sirhowy Valley Country Park

Festivals & Events

  • The Big Cheese
  • Caerphilly Flower Festival

For more infomation please visit www.visitcaerphilly.com

Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons
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Merthyr Tydfil - Brecon Mountain Railway
Merthyr Tydfil
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Rhondda Cynon Taf